Leisure battery

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  1. sunni4610

    sunni4610

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    Hi every one ,
    my leisure battery mains charged, lasts about 2weeks then goes flat,
    all switches are off, do i need anew battery or is this normal,
    avanguard 200.:RollEyes:
    sunni 4610

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  2. callumwa

    callumwa Read Only Funster

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    Sounds like bad news.


    I just came home after 2 months away, unfortunately the van was not on hook up or run at all during the 2 months.

    Leisure battery still at 12.6 volts.

    Callum..
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    you may have something running directly from the battery.....intruder or gas alarm etc.

    if not then i would think about a replacement soon.
     
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    Disconnect one side of the battery and put a meter across set to measure in the 100mA range. This will show if there is a small constant drain such as an alarm. Even a very small drain will flatten a battery in a week or so.
    In my case at this time of year the low water alarm (tank is drained) uses a bit.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    just to clarify in case you arent sure.....put the meter between the battery terminal and the lead you took off.

    put it across the battery and you need a new meter instantly :Sad:
     

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